Expert Opinion- Dr Jyotsna Potdar. (Gynecologist and obstetrician)

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Welcome to the section of “expert opinion”of PUNERI THASKA . Here experts from various fields give us the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions to them; 

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Today we have with us Dr Jyotsna Potdar. She is a Gynecologist and Obstetrician. She has an experience of 35 years under her wings.  She has her hospital on sinhagad road in the name of Potdar Hospital. It is a women and child care hospital.She is attached to Deendayal hospital as the chief Gynecologist . She is also a Professor in Kashibai Navale Hospital and teaches the undergraduate as well as post graduation students .
She can be contacted on 02024333446
For appoinents.

1) what are the different methods of contraception?

There are different methods of contraception, including:

*long-acting reversible contraception, such as an implant, or an intra uterine device
*hormonal contraception such as contraceptive pills – “the pill”,  the injection and vaginal rings
*barriers methods, such as condoms and diaphragms
*fertility awareness
*emergency contraception
*permanent contraception, such as vasectomy and tubal ligation.

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2) When should you get your first gynaecological examination done?
As girls grow into teens, it’s important that they receive appropriate medical care.It is recommended that young women have their first visit with an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB/GYN) between the ages of 13 and 15.

3) What is the right way to maintain your intimate hygiene?

It is very important to care for your intimate hygiene to keep infections at bay.
You can follow the following guidelines.

.Wear loose, breathable, bottom clothing
.Wash your vaginal area daily with mild soap and water.
.Wipe your genital area thoroughly after urination.
.Change tampons, sanitary napkins, and pantyliners frequently.
.Eat a balanced diet high in nutrition.

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4) What is cervical cancer?
Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells on the cervix grow out of control. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina. Cervical cancer can often be successfully treated when it’s found early. It is usually found at a very early stage through a Pap test.

5) What is a cervical cancer vaccine?

The vaccine protects against the two high-risk Human Papilloma virus types (types 16 and 18) which cause 70% of cervical cancers in women and 90% of all HPV-related cancers in men. .

We are very grateful to Dr Jyotsna Potdar for her time and giving us the valuable advice.

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